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u·nique / yoōˈnēk/ • adj. being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else: the situation was unique in modern politics original and unique designs. ∎  particularly remarkable, special, or unusual: a unique opportunity to see the spectacular Bolshoi Ballet. ∎  (unique to) belonging or connected to (one particular person, group, or place): a style of architecture that is unique to Portugal.• n. archaic a unique person or thing.DERIVATIVES: u·nique·ly adv.u·nique·ness n.